Here is a picture of today’s trip to Walgreens. I wanted to see if the Secret/Olay deal would work, and then I knew there were a few money makers and free items+ wanted to get ToyStory 3 for the kids! So I spent $16 and this is what I got. Here is how/what I did…
Now Walgreens has the most trickiest coupon policy and they usually don’t have all of the items in stock that are for sale, so I was EXTREMELY excited when everything I wanted to get was there!!
I did 4 Transactions (I had 5 kids with me too! Buying Toy Story 3 is a GREAT bribe!) But it was slow in the store, so it took me about 20 minutes.
Ricola Cough Drops $.99 (Many different flavors)
$1 off 2 mfQ
$.50 off Walgreens Coupon Book (1 coupon takes $.50 off each one)
NyQuil Sinex 2 for $10 with $5 Register Rewards
2-$4 off 1
=$2 for both with $5 Reward=$3 profit
Zarbees All Natural Cough Syrup $5.99 w/$5.99 RR
$3 printable Coupon (not available now)
=$2.99 w/$5.99 RR=$3.00 profit!
I bought the cough drops, the cough syrup, and the NyQuil Sinex.
Received a $5 and $6 Register Reward.
Then, I did the Oil of Olay Secret deal. You can get bar soap if you would like and get a better deal, but I prefer the body wash.
If you buy $30 of Secret, or Olay you get a $10 Register Reward
4 Secret Deodorants $3.99 each
4 Oil Of Olay Body Wash $3.96 each =$31.80
use 4 $5 off Body Wash when you buy 1 secret
$5 RR from Transaction 1
$6 RR from Transaction 1
Paid $3.53 and received a $10 RR
Then I bought Transaction 1 Again-the cough syrup and the Sinex.
Paid $7.05 and received a $6 and $5 RR.
Now for the TOY STORY 3
If you buy the movie, you get a Buddy Pack Toy Free ($11.99 value)
The cool thing is that Walgreens does not allow you to use more than one coupon per item. Since I wanted to use my Register Rewards to buy the movie, the fact that it come with a free toy means you can use TWO Register Rewards to pay for it.
Toy Story 3 $17.99
Buzz Lightyear/Woody Buddy Pack $11.99
-$11.99 for promo
$10 Register Reward
$6 Register Reward
So it took a little work, but I got
16 bags of Ricola
2 Cough Syrups
4 Secret Deodorants
4 Oil Of Olay Body Washes
Toy Story 3
Toy Story Toy
=$150 worth of product!!
In my transactions I paid $21 total, and I still have a $5 Register Reward.
It is the Reward for the Sinex, so technically I can use it towards doing the Secret Deal again! You just can’t use the Register Rewards to buy the same items you got the Register Rewards for.
There is a NEW coupon book at Safeway!! Here is what it looks like and what is inside!!!
Manufacturer coupons, expire 12/31/10
$1.00/1 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets
$1.00/4 Swanson Broth
$1.00/1 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa
$0.75/1 Orville Redenbacher’s
$2.00/1 Reddi-Wip AND 1 Claim Jumper Frozen Pie
$1.00/1 Wesson Oil 48oz or larger
$1.00/1 Pam No-Stick Spray
$2.00/1 Hebrew National Beef Franks in a Blanket
$2.00/1 Banquet Chicken 24 oz bag
$1.50/1 Starbucks Via Ready Brew
$1.00/3 Grand or Slow Churned Dreyer’s
$0.75/2 Nestle La Lechera
$0.50/1 Nestle Abuelita
$1.00/1 Nestle Toll House morsels AND 1 Carnation Evaporate Milk AND 1 Diamond Walnuts
$0.50/1 Fleishmann’s Yeast
$0.50/1 Kingsford or Argo Cornstarch
$1.00/2 Spice Islands
$1.50/2 Gladware Containers
$1.50/2 Hidden Valley Dressing
$1.00/2 Progresso Soup
$1.00/1 Progresso Broth
$1.50/1 Starbucks Natural Fusions Coffee
$1.00 wyb 1 Jet-Puffed and 2 Baker’s Chocolate Bars
$1.00/2 Ziplock Bags
$1.00/1 Ziplock Containers
$1.00/1 Glade 4oz Candles
$1.00/1 Barilla Tortellini
$1.00/2 Wish-Bone Dressing
$1.00/1 Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken or Any’tizers Snacks
$1.00/2 Green Giant Veggies or Steamers
$1.00/4 Green Giant cans
$1.00/1 Betty Crocker Cake mix AND 1 Frosting
$1.00/2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza or Bread
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Rolls or Crescents
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$1.00/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Biscuits
$1.00/2 Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
$1.00/1 Pillsbury Savorings
$1.00/1 Sierra Mist Natural or Cranberry Splash
$2.00/1 Hefty Waste Bags
$1.00/1 Hefty OneZip, cup or plate
$1.00/1 Morton Pure Vanilla
$1.00/1 Welch’s Essentials
$1.50/1 McCormick Pure Vanilla
$1.00/1 McCormick Black Pepper
Safeway coupons expire 12/31
$0.50/1 Safeway Marshmallows
$0.50/1 Safeway Select Salsa
$0.50/1 O Organics Broth
$0.50/1 Safeway Baking Chips or Nuts
$0.50/1 Safeway Brown, Powdered or Granulated Sugar
This was in the Sunday paper and has LOTS of Safeway coupons in it. You can pick up extras at the customer service center, or you can go to Safeway.com and load them to your card without cutting anything out! These are good until 11/6.
Here are the highlights-
5 lb. bag Russet Potatoes $.79
Mission Tortilla Chips $1.29
Renuzit Adjustables $.83
Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.49
Use $.55 off PRINT
Plain Cheerios $1.49
$.75 off PRINT
Honey Nut Cheerios $1.99
$1 off 2 Cheerios 10/31 SS
Budding Lunchmeat $1.88
$1 off 8/8 SS
$1 off PRINT
If you see anything else REALLY good, leave a comment, or email me!!
If you are like me, you may read multiple coupon blogs before planning your shopping-I even recommend it. There are so many great deals out there, it is impossible for one person to find them all! BUT remember, just because one website says you can get all this great stuff for a really good deal, does not always mean you can too. Here are some things I have learned…
Depending on the area that the blogger lives in, the stores in their area may have different prices, coupon availabilities, and resources.
I admit that I have read someone’s great coupon scenario and ran to the store with the same coupons–only to find my prices were different, the cashiers were different, and it was just a big waste of time!!
So-sometimes on pantryoverflow.com you may not see some of the great deals others have posted, because I don’t like to post things that have not been confirmed.
This is how I confirm that a deal is accurate.
If it is on another website, I try to see where they live and see if it is near me because then the prices may be similar. Then if I can’t tell or they are far, I READ THE COMMENTS on the blog entry. Alot of times people will comment -they tried it and it worked, or-they tried it and it did not work-Ususally they will say why it didnt work, or how to make it work easier.
Also- READ YOUR COUPON-a lot of times something seems really exciting, it gets posted, and it turns out that someone did not read the coupon correctly.
The other way I confirm things that seem really good, is that I actually go to the store and check for myself. That is why I don’t always have things posted as soon as some other blogs. I am fortunate to live VERY close to a lot of stores, so sometimes I just run in and check some things really quick.
If you have any other questions you can email me at email@example.com
So..my daughter had a math class so i got my stuff ready to run over to Rite-Aid to do a quick trip. I was SOO happy they had everything in stock I wanted and when I got to the register the cashier said…We can only take cash right now, our systems are down, and +UpRewards arent’t printing either…That REALLY bummed me out, because I don’t know when I will be able to go again. So, I figured I would share with you what I WAS going to buy!
2 Boxes of Strawberry Mini Wheats
2 Boxes of Blueberry Mini Wheats
2 Boxes of Strawberry Nutri Grain Bars
2 packs of Trident Layers Gum
2 Bags of Chex Mix
2 packages of Kendall Bandages…
I was GOING to use
$5 off $25 purchase
2 $1/2 For Frosted Mini Wheats
1 $1/2 Nutri Grain Bars
2 $.75 off Trident Layers gum
2 $.50 of Chex Mix
I was GOING TO PAY;
$15.63 and get $7 +UpRewards and $3 Rebates. I was going to pay with my $10 +Up Rewards and the rest on my Gift Card.
Usually I do not spend this much on a trip to Rite Aid, but I have been waiting for a good cereal deal and the MiniWheats come out to $.94 each, and they actually fill up my kids!!
So it isn’t quite a money maker BUT it is a money-saver for me.
FYI-they have a good deal on SoyJoy bars if you use your Buy2 get 1 Free, print the $1 off 3, and then use your video value coupon, BUT-the RiteAid by me said they are discontinuing SoyJoy bars and did not have them in stock-PLUS my kids think they are NASTY, but with the right coupons if you find them they come to $.19 each.
Facebook has $1 off Nabisco Cookies when you buy one other Nabisco Cookies AND a gallon of Milk. It isn’t FREE anymore..Here is what I do with mone..
By 1 Milk $2.89
1Oreo Heads or Tails $2.99
1 Chips Ahoy $1.99
Here is a link for $5 off Avery Mailing Labels White 25ct, or Clear 10ct. I have heard that they are $4 at WalMart, and I will let you know the Target price soon!